Jodie Hartman joined Acumen Law Corporation as an articling student after completing law school at the Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2017. Jodie volunteered with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) for her entire legal education, where she almost exclusively worked on criminal law files. She also volunteered for a semester with the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, where she represented clients in both criminal and family proceedings.
Before she attended law school, Jodie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Geography in 2014. Through her work with LSLAP and the ICLC, Jodie successfully represented her clients who were charged with a number of different offences including assaults, domestic assaults, theft under $5,000.00, uttering threats and mischief under $5,000.00. Jodie has represented clients from their first appearances in criminal court, all the way to trial. Jodie has often been able to resolve her client’s matters without them receiving a criminal record. She is a tireless advocate who works hard to ensure her clients receive the legal representation they deserve. She prides herself on her ability to communicate with her clients throughout their entire legal process while also making sure their rights are being respected.
At Acumen, Jodie has successfully persuaded RoadSafetyBC to revoke or reduce driving prohibitions under the Driver Improvement Program for many of her clients. She has also successfully represented clients on a number of traffic violation tickets. Jodie has also assisted clients in disputing their traffic tickets if they have missed their hearings or failed to dispute the ticket within the allotted thirty day period and successfully conducted judicial reviews if her client’s applications were denied.
Jodie was called to the bar in 2019 and stayed on as an associate at Acumen Law.